2015 Frost Legacy Award
The University of Miami Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music will present Debra and Dennis Scholl with the 2015 Frost Legacy Award at its annual Winter Wonderful holiday gala on December 6, 2015 in recognition of their advancement of the cultural arts landscape, both regionally and internationally. As contemporary art collectors, Debra and Dennis Scholl are renowned for their support of art, and artists. They are also highly regarded for their efforts to build the permanent collections of contemporary art museums. They are founding chairs of the Guggenheim Photography Committee, the Tate American Acquisition Committee, and an acquisition committee for the new Pérez Art Museum Miami where they have donated 300 works of contemporary art from their personal collection. Debra Scholl serves on a number of Miami boards including Town Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Brickell Avenue Literary Society, and Funding Arts Network. Dennis Scholl recently stepped down as Vice President of Art for the $2.5 billion Knight Foundation. He has served on the boards and executive committees of Aspen Art Museum, MOCA Miami and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Debra and Dennis are avid music lovers and often attend events that feature Frost School of Music students and faculty.
2014 Legacy Award
The University of Miami Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music will presents Swanee DiMare and Paul J. DiMare with the 2014 Frost Legacy Award at its Winter Wonderful holiday gala, in recognition of their inspirational philanthropy to the performing arts and dedicated service to the University. Paul J. DiMare is a member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees. Paul and Swanee are vice chairs of the University’s Momentum2 Campaign, and Paul is also Campaign Chair for Intercollegiate Athletics. The couple’s generous support for UM includes gifts to Athletics, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the School of Education and Human Development, the Miller School of Medicine, and the Frost School of Music. The Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized Swanee and Paul DiMare in 2007 with its Outstanding Philanthropists Award for their community wide and far-reaching philanthropy.
2013 Frost Legacy Award
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami will present David R. Weaver and Dorothy Collins Weaver with its Frost Legacy Award during this year’s Winter Wonderful celebration. The award will acknowledge their inspired and dedicated service to our great music school, the university, and their noble support of the arts throughout our community. David R. Weaver is a senior trustee of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and is the Frost School of Music Momentum2 campaign chair. Dorothy Collins Weaver is chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Collins Capital Investments LLC, a hedge fund. She is a former chair of the Miami Federal Reserve and an active philanthropist and community leader.
2012 Frost Legacy Award
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music presented its 2012 Frost Legacy Award to Michael and Lynda Gordon at the Winter Wonderful Holiday Dinner in honor of their inspiring support of the Frost MusicReach mentoring program and other institutions of excellence throughout our community.
2011 Frost Legacy Award
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music presented its 2011 Frost Legacy Award to humanitarian Ginny Mancini for her transformative and inspiring support of the Henry Mancini at the Frost School of Music, and other institutions of musical excellence throughout the world.
2010 Frost Achievement Award
Marcus Lovett is a dynamic actor and thrilling vocalist whose Broadway stints have included lead roles in “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables,” and “Carousel,” to name a few. He was honored with the 2010 Frost Achievement Award at the Winter Wonderful Frost School of Music Holiday Dinner.
2010 Frost Legacy Award
Charles E. Cobb, Jr. and Sue M. Cobb are former U.S. ambassadors to Iceland and Jamaica, respectively. The Cobbs have been strong supporters of the University of Miami for decades and their generosity throughout the community is wide-reaching. They were honored at Winter Wonderful with the 2010 Frost Legacy Award.
2009 Frost Achievement Award
Frost School of Music alumnus Jon Secada, B.M. '83, M.M. '86, is a multi-Grammy-winning vocalist, inspiring performer, songwriter, producer, actor and engaging host of Latin American Idol who recently released a new CD, Expressions, which explores his jazz roots! Among many community service and charitable endeavors, he created the Jon Secada Music Scholarship at the University of Miami. He is the recipient of the 2009 Frost Achivement Award.
2009 Frost Legacy Award
Past chair and senior member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees, Marta S. Weeks is a multifaceted philanthropist, loyal patron of the arts, community leader, speaker, and retired Episcopal priest. A member of the prestigious Iron Arrow honor society, she has provided primary support for several transformative facilities and programs at the Frost School of Music. She was awarded the Frost Legacy Award in 2009 in honor of her generosity and kindness to the Frost School of Music.
2008 Frost Legacy Award
Dr. Sanford L. Ziff was the founder of Sunglass Hut International, Inc. He was born in Akron, Ohio and attended the University of Akron, the University of Miami and received his Doctorate Degree from the Northern Illinois of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He practiced Optometry in Miami specializing and doing clinical research in Contact Lenses.
2007 Frost Legacy Award
The Frost School of Music honored Roger J. Medel, M.D. and Virginia B. Medel, M.D. at the Frost School's 2007 holiday dinner in honor of their generous commitment to the enrichment of the educational and artistic experiences of the students at the University of Miami.
2006 Frost Legacy Award
The Frost School of Music honored longtime supporter Jay W. Jensen at its 2006 holiday dinner for his commitment to the arts and cultural development to benefit the experienced of the students at the University of Miami.
2005 Frost Legacy Award
Roe and Penny Stamps were honored at the Frost School of Music's 2005 holiday dinner. They generously support educational and artistic experiences at the Frost School School of Music through the The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. Committed to the enrichment of educational and artistic experiences for student scholars throughout the country, the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series and the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Music Scholarship Fund at the Frost School of Music are enriching the lives of our music students, and in turn, the South Florida community.
2003 Frost Legacy Award
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music honored the Gould Family at its 2003 holiday dinner for it's long-standing leadership and continued generosity to the arts throughout South Florida.
2002 Frost Legacy Award
The University of Miami Frost School of Music was pleased to honor Dr. M. Lee Pearce for his long-standing leadership and continued generosity at the school's 2002 holiday dinner.
2001 Frost Legacy Award
The University of Miami School of Music, as it was known at the time, honored Phillip and Patricia Frost at its 2001 holiday dinner for their long-standing leadership and continued generosity to both the music school and the university.